CrossOver Plugin Puts Any Windows-based Plug-in into the Hands of Programmers Creating for Small Footprint Linux Devices

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May 15, 2001, 01:00 ET from CodeWeavers, Inc.

    ST. PAUL, Minn., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- CodeWeavers, Inc., the leading
 Windows-to-Linux software developer, has announced the availability of
 CrossOver Plugin, the first in a family of products that extend the reach and
 power of the Linux operating system running on portable and handheld devices.
 The Plugin lets anyone create a complete Web browsing experience for users by
 accessing Windows plug-ins, such as Quicktime and Shockwave Director, on small
 footprint computing devices that run Linux or other Unix-like operating
 systems.
     "Until now, users of portable computing devices were denied the full
 functionality of mainstream browser technology," said Jeremy White, president
 and CEO at CodeWeavers. "The CrossOver Plugin, however, puts all of the
 popular Windows plug-ins right on the Linux platform."
     The CrossOver Plugin, which is a plugin for Netscape, Mozilla or
 Konqueror, allows programmers to provide users with a better computing
 experience in a smaller footprint than ever before possible. The Plugin allows
 anyone to use well-known Windows plug-ins without paying Microsoft licensing
 fees. The program relies upon Wine technology (a Windows API that runs on
 Linux) to enable the Windows plugins to run correctly.
     Soon, CodeWeavers will extend the Crossover family of products with other
 products aimed at addressing the concerns of Internet appliance and thin
 client users.  Crossover Display will add a remote start menu to run PC
 applications from a Web pad device, and Crossover Server will host Windows
 applications for display on multiple display devices.
     For more information on the company or any of its products, call
 CodeWeavers at 800-596-0409 or 651-523-9300 or fax 651-523-9399. Visit the
 company's Web site at http://www.codeweavers.com .
 
     About CodeWeavers, Inc.:
     Founded in 1996 as a general software consultancy, CodeWeavers today
 focuses on the development of Wine and other Linux programming solutions. The
 company's goal is to bring expanded market opportunities for Windows software
 developers by making it easier, faster, and more painless to port Windows
 software to Linux. CodeWeavers is recognized as a leader in open-source
 Windows porting technology, and maintains development offices in Minnesota,
 California, the Netherlands, and Germany. The company is privately held.
 
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    ST. PAUL, Minn., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- CodeWeavers, Inc., the leading
 Windows-to-Linux software developer, has announced the availability of
 CrossOver Plugin, the first in a family of products that extend the reach and
 power of the Linux operating system running on portable and handheld devices.
 The Plugin lets anyone create a complete Web browsing experience for users by
 accessing Windows plug-ins, such as Quicktime and Shockwave Director, on small
 footprint computing devices that run Linux or other Unix-like operating
 systems.
     "Until now, users of portable computing devices were denied the full
 functionality of mainstream browser technology," said Jeremy White, president
 and CEO at CodeWeavers. "The CrossOver Plugin, however, puts all of the
 popular Windows plug-ins right on the Linux platform."
     The CrossOver Plugin, which is a plugin for Netscape, Mozilla or
 Konqueror, allows programmers to provide users with a better computing
 experience in a smaller footprint than ever before possible. The Plugin allows
 anyone to use well-known Windows plug-ins without paying Microsoft licensing
 fees. The program relies upon Wine technology (a Windows API that runs on
 Linux) to enable the Windows plugins to run correctly.
     Soon, CodeWeavers will extend the Crossover family of products with other
 products aimed at addressing the concerns of Internet appliance and thin
 client users.  Crossover Display will add a remote start menu to run PC
 applications from a Web pad device, and Crossover Server will host Windows
 applications for display on multiple display devices.
     For more information on the company or any of its products, call
 CodeWeavers at 800-596-0409 or 651-523-9300 or fax 651-523-9399. Visit the
 company's Web site at http://www.codeweavers.com .
 
     About CodeWeavers, Inc.:
     Founded in 1996 as a general software consultancy, CodeWeavers today
 focuses on the development of Wine and other Linux programming solutions. The
 company's goal is to bring expanded market opportunities for Windows software
 developers by making it easier, faster, and more painless to port Windows
 software to Linux. CodeWeavers is recognized as a leader in open-source
 Windows porting technology, and maintains development offices in Minnesota,
 California, the Netherlands, and Germany. The company is privately held.
 
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